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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): September 27, 2021




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Massachusetts   001-06462   04-2272148

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600 Riverpark Drive, North Reading, MA   01864
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Common Stock, par value $0.125 per share   TER   Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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Item 5.02.

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On September 27, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Teradyne, Inc. (“Teradyne”) elected Ford Tamer as a director of Teradyne effective November 8, 2021 and appointed him to the Board’s Audit Committee.

The Board has determined that Mr. Tamer is independent. To be considered independent by the Board, a director must satisfy the definitions pursuant to the Securities Exchange Commission and Nasdaq rules and, in the Board’s judgment, not have a material relationship with Teradyne. Teradyne’s Corporate Governance Guidelines, which include director qualification standards, are available on Teradyne’s web site at www.teradyne.com under the “Governance” section of the “Investor Relations” link.

Mr. Tamer will receive compensation at the rate of $80,000 per year.

On November 8, 2021, Mr. Tamer will receive a grant of restricted stock units pursuant to Teradyne’s 2006 Equity and Cash Compensation Incentive Plan in an amount of shares having a fair market value equal to $98,600 based on the Board’s annual equity compensation of $200,000 prorated daily to reflect the period from his date of appointment to the expected date of the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. This grant vests in full on the earlier of the date the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is held or the last Thursday in May 2022.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Tamer and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected to serve as a director of Teradyne. In addition, there are no transactions between Teradyne and Mr. Tamer or his immediate family members requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Exchange Act.


Item 8.01.

Other Events.

On September 28, 2020, Teradyne issued a press release announcing the election of Mr. Tamer to the Board effective as of November 8, 2021. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits


99.1    Press Release issued by Teradyne, Inc. on September 28, 2021.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Dated: September 29, 2021     By:  

/s/ Sanjay Mehta

    Name:   Sanjay Mehta
    Title:   V.P., Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Exhibit 99.1


For more information, contact:

Andy Blanchard

Investor Relations

Tel 978.370.2425


Ford Tamer Elected to Teradyne’s Board of Directors

NORTH READING, Mass. – September 28, 2021 – Teradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ:TER) announces the election of Ford Tamer to its Board of Directors effective November 8, 2021. Mr. Tamer was also appointed to the Board’s Audit Committee.

“We are delighted to have Ford join Teradyne’s Board of Directors,” said Paul Tufano, Teradyne Chair of the Board. “He is a veteran of the semiconductor industry whose vast market, technology and leadership experience will make him a valuable addition to the Board as Teradyne looks to expand our industry leading position in both electronic test equipment and advanced industrial automation.”

Mr. Tamer has over 30 years of experience in the technology industry. From 2012 until its acquisition by Marvell Technology in 2021, Mr. Tamer was the CEO of INPHI Corporation, a leading maker of high-speed semiconductors for datacenter applications. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Telegent Systems, and held senior leadership positions at chip makers Broadcom and Agere Systems, which he co-founded.

Mr. Tamer earned his Bachelor of Engineering from the American University of Beirut, and a Master’s and PhD in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About Teradyne

Teradyne (NASDAQ:TER) brings high-quality innovations such as smart devices, life-saving medical equipment and data storage systems to market, faster. Its advanced test solutions for semiconductors, electronic systems, wireless devices and more ensure that products perform as they were designed. Its Industrial Automation offerings include collaborative and mobile robots that help manufacturers of all sizes improve productivity and lower costs. In 2020, Teradyne had revenue of $3.1 billion and today employs 5,700 people worldwide. For more information, visit teradyne.com. Teradyne® is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.